AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs Intel Core i3-7130U

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Intel Core i3-7130U

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
4.25
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Ryzen 5
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Kaby Lake
Release date
26 October 2017
 
12 June 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$281
Price now
n/d
 
$281

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
8
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
2.7 GHz
FSB
n/d
 
4 GT / s
L1 cache
384 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
209.78 mm2
 
n/d
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Transistor count
4950 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
FCBGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB / s
 
34.1 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U.
Integrated graphics
 
Intel HD Graphics 620 (300 - 1000 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 2500U 23.13 +81.4%
Core i3-7130U 12.75

3DMark06 CPU

Ryzen 5 2500U 4828 +26.3%
Core i3-7130U 3823

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 4411 +1.7%
Core i3-7130U 4338

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 15684 +59.6%
Core i3-7130U 9828

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 2 +23.3%
Core i3-7130U 1

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 7 +112.9%
Core i3-7130U 3

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 137 +23.4%
Core i3-7130U 111

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 609 +114.4%
Core i3-7130U 284

wPrime 32

Ryzen 5 2500U 10 +76.1%
Core i3-7130U 18

WinRAR 4.0

Ryzen 5 2500U 2426 +7.8%
Core i3-7130U 2250

x264 encoding pass 1

Ryzen 5 2500U 121 +21%
Core i3-7130U 100

x264 encoding pass 2

Ryzen 5 2500U 35 +84.2%
Core i3-7130U 19

TrueCrypt AES

Ryzen 5 2500U 3 +94.1%
Core i3-7130U 2

Geekbench 2

Ryzen 5 2500U 10616 +62.1%
Core i3-7130U 6548

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 3383 +19.6%
Core i3-7130U 2829

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 11301 +86.9%
Core i3-7130U 6047

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 3582 +3.1%
Core i3-7130U 3473

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 9548 +40.8%
Core i3-7130U 6782

Passmark

Ryzen 5 2500U 7356 +81.4%
Core i3-7130U 4055

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i3-7130U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

81.4% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (26 October 2017 vs 12 June 2017)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i3-7130U

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Ryzen 5 2500U or Core i3-7130U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 5 2500U.
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